Linda L Treloar

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  • L L Treloar
  • 1999
Despite the author's experiences as a nurse and parent of a young adult with physical disabilities, the author had much to learn about the culture surrounding disability. The contemporary "minority-group" model for disability replaces a medical model that views people with disabilities in need of remediation. Disability rights advocates often criticize(More)
AIMS This paper reports the findings of a qualitative interpretive study that explored how people with disabilities and family members use their spiritual beliefs to establish meaning for disability, and to respond to the challenges of lived experience with disability. The participants' perceptions of the evangelical Christian church's influence on their(More)
  • L L Treloar
  • 2000
Although conceptualizations of mind, body, and spirit are ancient, spiritual aspects have not been readily integrated into health care. Western medicine's mechanistic model, with its "fix-broken-parts" paradigm, focuses on the physical body, with occasional consideration given to emotional and mental aspects. One's view of self in relation to a Supreme(More)
It has been suggested that brain stem hypoxia or ischaemia underlies the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but previous reports of astrocytosis in the brain stems of SIDS infants have been contradictory. A volumetric quantitative technique was, therefore, developed to compare astrocyte numbers and sizes in the hypoglossal nuclei of SIDS and control(More)